- To provide an intensive and comprehensive training experience in either anatomic or clinical pathology with the ultimate goal of ACVP board certification
- To provide a broad-base exposure to multiple disciplines in order to prepare candidates for a broad range of career alternatives or for further graduate training
Programs Offered (Executive Summary)
- Anatomic Pathology Residency: three 3-year positions
- Anatomic Pathology Combined Residency/PhD: one 6-year position; jointly funded by Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (OSU-CVHS) and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)
- Clinical Pathology Residency: two 3-year positions
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
- Interested individuals must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree.
- Applications should include ALL of the following: a cover letter stating career goals, an updated curriculum vitae, official veterinary school transcripts that include a standardized GPA, and contact information for three references.
- GRE scores are desired. For the combined program, GRE scores are a requirement.
- Foreign graduates must submit a recent TOFEL score.
Review of candidates will begin in October or November each year a position becomes available. The anticipated start date will be July 1st of the following year, unless otherwise posted.
Stipend and Benefits
Resident stipends start at $27,228 per year including comprehensive health benefits. Graduate research associate position salaries are dependent on the grant through which they are funded. Non-resident tuition is normally waived for individuals supported by a stipend.
The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is a fully accredited school that has modern research facilities including equipment for molecular biologic as well as traditional research techniques. College facilities include modern research laboratories, a new laboratory animal facility, a modern teaching hospital, a full service diagnostic laboratory, and an exceptional library. A 1.5 million volume campus library and campus-wide core facilities for molecular biology augment college facilities.
Case material for residency training is provided by the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL), Laboratory Animal Resources, the Oklahoma City Zoological Park and the Tulsa Zoo. A full range of standard pathological techniques is available including immunohistochemistry, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry. In addition there are excellent ancillary diagnostic services including toxicology, bacteriology, virology, and molecular diagnostics.